NEWS & EVENTS


Follow up on the High-level Meeting Follow Up in Australasia

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” says Ingrid Johnston, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance member the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), of governments’ choices to make or not make a statement during the Plenary sessions at the High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety in New York earlier this month. “Even if countries […]

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Lancet Series Adds to Evidence Base

To coincide with the High-level Meeting, the Lancet has published a series of three papers on Road safety: More than reducing injuries. The series looks at the “mismatch between the global dialogue on road traffic injuries and action in tackling them.” It offers evidence-based recommendations and provides useful data for NGO advocates. The political and […]

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High-level Meeting: What next for NGOs

Following the High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety, the Alliance’s Advocacy and Partnerships Director, Valeria Motta, has written an article on how NGOs can make sure that their governments take forward the outcomes of the High-level Meeting. Read it here: “The first ever UN High Level Meeting on Improving Road Safety (the HLM) has […]

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Follow up on the High-level Meeting in Nigeria

Nigeria was one of 73 Member States that made a statement at the High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety, one of 32 (44%) whose statement was delivered by a Minister, Ministry or road safety official, and one of only 10 (14%) that mentioned domestic government funding for road safety. Alliance member Greenlight Initiative has […]

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Equal mobility rights for all: Free online course on disability awareness

One billion persons with disabilities, who comprise approximately 15% of the world’s population, are at higher risk of sustaining injuries from road crashes (according to data from Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST)). Vulnerable road users, especially persons with differing impairments, including physical, visual or hearing and cognitive impairments, are often socially excluded […]

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NGO analysis of the High-level Meeting suggests glimpses of progress but concerning omissions

More than 80% of the 73 plenary statements made by Member States at the High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety (High-level Meeting) on 30 June and 1 July 2022 at the UN Headquarters in New York, mentioned a national strategy for road safety. However, only 21% mentioned government funding for road safety. The Global […]

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Statement on the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting

Today, UN Member States will adopt the political declaration of the High-Level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety (High-level Meeting). As representatives for civil society, we welcome the political declaration. We are especially encouraged that this has been a negotiated document, implying the involvement and commitment of all our countries and paving the way for […]

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The Road Ahead: Essays

On 20 June 2022, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, released a book of essays entitled The Road Ahead, 26 Voices for Safe and Sustainable Mobility. Built around six sections, the book highlights how road safety must be embedded in all other Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on economic growth, environment, health, […]

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Expectation for the High-level Meeting

On 30 June and 1 July 2022, UN Member States will gather for the first UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety (HLM). To get a sense of the importance and potential for the HLM, we spoke to several key figures within the UN system to get their perspectives. Abdulla Shahid, President […]

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Alliance Welcomes New Members

The Alliance is excited to welcome three new members that joined us recently. Full members Save Life Gambia, Gambia, is an independent charity organization, focused on creating safer streets for the people of Gambia. It is a youth led organization which stands to join forces with the Gambian government and authorities in the effort to […]

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High-level Meeting: a Tool for Advocacy in Ecuador and Malawi

Organized under the theme: The 2030 horizon for road safety: securing a decade of action and delivery, the High-level Meeting (HLM) on Improving Global Road Safety will be held 30 June and 1 July 2022 in New York. Heads of State, Ministers, and countries’ permanent missions will meet with the purpose of discussing the action […]

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iRAP highlights opportunities from the High-level Meeting

World leaders are set to attend the High-level Meeting (HLM) on Improving Global Road Safety under the theme: The 2030 horizon for road safety: securing a decade of action and delivery. It is organized under the leadership of the President of the UN General Assembly in New York on 30 June and 1 July 2022. […]

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Safer Cycling Advocate Program brings cargo bikes to Valencia

Is cycling safe on our streets? The Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 recommends a shift to healthier and cleaner modes of transport, especially walking, cycling and public transit. As the world takes up safety and environmental sustainability, cycling becomes a great transport choice for many road users. This calls […]

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#CommitToAct: Accountability in Argentina

In Argentina, Alliance members NGO MiNU Asociación Civil and ACTIVVAS used the #CommitToAct Streets for Life campaign to fuel advocacy for faster implementation of 30 km/h speed limits on urban streets and 50 km/h on avenues. The NGO’s aim was to hold their leaders accountable for an existing commitment for 30 km/h limits, which is […]

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